Definitions for: Effacement

[n] withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous
[n] shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor

Webster (1913) Definition: Ef*face"ment, n. [Cf. F. effacement.]
The act if effacing; also, the result of the act.

Synonyms: self-effacement

See Also: biological process, childbed, confinement, labor, labour, lying-in, organic process, parturiency, travail, withdrawal

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